Ok, We Get It: No One Likes Being Criticized Online

from the but,-it-still-won't-go-away dept

Earlier this month we wrote about how doctors were freaking out over public sites where patients would complain about the doctors or rate them. And, now, Wired News is running a similar article about how professors are freaking out about the RateMyProfessors site, which has been around for ages. What's odd, though, is that the article seems to assume that all professors hate the site. Obviously, almost no one likes to be criticized (especially publicly), but some professors I know don't seem to mind those sites too much. While not all of the feedback is constructive, certainly a lot of it is. And, no matter how much people hate being talked about online, it's not going to make these sites go away. So, people need to learn to either ignore them or try to take the constructive feedback for what it is.
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  1. identicon
    Frank, 27 Jul 2006 @ 1:02pm

    Re: Re: No Subject Given RIKKO.

    Parents come to intervene when a student's grade appeal process has been ignored by the director and the department dean. There are some Universities where students have to pay for their education.

    Students are responsible for their education, but there's a lot of foulplay and crap instructors/directors/deans make up in order to intimidate a single student.

    I think the main reason there aren't that many complaints is because:

    - the professor is the only one teaching that subject in the college. and "hopefully" this time student hopes to get a sympathy grade.
    - the student doesn't know how to make a grade appeal, and fears that they will get in trouble.
    - the students' morale is low at their campus so they register again to the same instructor with the hopes of passing this time.

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